Hundreds of residents enjoy Arlington Square fete

PUBLISHED: 16:58 10 September 2011

The young contestants get ready for the sack hopping race

The young contestants get ready for the sack hopping race

Dieter Perry

Hundreds of residents enjoyed live music from the Whittington Steel Band, a fancy dress competition and sack hopping games at an annual event last Saturday.

The summer fête in Arlington Square, Islington – organised by the Arlington Association – featured various stalls, a human fruit 
machine and an opportunity for visitors to explore a 
fire engine from Islington Fire Station in Upper Street, Islington. Jeremy Lee, of 
Arlington Square, who is pictured with daughter Sophie, two, jumping to the sound of the band, said: “We were really lucky with the weather.

“The event seems to have crystalised into an ongoing tradition because it was clearly enjoyed by several hundred people.

“It is becoming very popular which is good for everyone, especially families.”

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